Who knew one spin could have so many people spun out?
Not Clint Bowyer.
It's been nearly three weeks since Bowyer's Toyota slowed, then twirled in the closing laps at Richmond International Raceway. Although not choreographed by Bowyer, the aftermath set off an unsuspected chain reaction that knocked his friend and teammate Martin Truex Jr. out of the Chase and cost Michael Waltrip Racing $300,000 and, inevitably, longtime sponsor NAPA.
But with a little jolt Friday -- from his sponsor 5-Hour Energy reaffirming its commitment to the driver -- Bowyer is ready to put Richmond in his rearview mirror and move on with the remainder of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Bowyer, who is 10th in points after finishing second last season, still has one year remaining on his contract. But he credits the support of 5-Hour Energy, which sponsors him in 24 races, for empowering the No. 15 team to be a weekly contender.
"5-Hour is the reason I'm in the situation I'm in anyway," Bowyer told FOX Spo...